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What is a milk bar and are there any still remaining in Poland?


dkaiser 1 | 3  
27 Apr 2009 /  #1
We are traveling to Wrocław, Krakow and Warsaw this summer, and have heard about milk bars - can anyone provide locations of any and tell us more about them? We were told that they were the "family restaurant" during the soviet era. Thank you.
Lori 4 | 118  
27 Apr 2009 /  #2
These are simple restaurants in which the meals are subsidized by the government and so the prices are lower. They are beginning to disappear. I've seen very few in my travels through Poland in the past couple of years.
Kasz 1 | 76  
27 Apr 2009 /  #3
Dunno about other cities, but in Poznan there is only one left so far...
frd 7 | 1,399  
27 Apr 2009 /  #4
and there are some pubs, usually students pubs that carry the same name, so be aware of that not every bar mleczny is "the bar mleczny"
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
27 Apr 2009 /  #5
milk bars in oz are the equivalent of corner stores.
cjj - | 281  
27 Apr 2009 /  #6
Trojmiasto has some - main street in Wrzeszcz has two :D
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
27 Apr 2009 /  #7
There's probably a few dozens left in the whole country.
delphiandomine 83 | 18,192  
3 May 2009 /  #8
Dunno about other cities, but in Poznan there is only one left so far...

Only one?

There's one on Sw. Marcin, one on Szkolna (two seconds from the Rynek), one on Dąbrowskiego, one on Pl. Wolności, Pl. Cyryla Ratajskiego and one on Podgórna.

And that's off the top of my head...
southern 75 | 7,096  
3 May 2009 /  #9
a milk bar

Can you imagine getting into a bar and ordering one cow's and one goat's.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
3 May 2009 /  #10
There is one in Kraków on Grodzka that is not too bad. There are also a few places that don't carry the name but it's the same idea. There is a good place on Karmelicka.
isthatu2 4 | 2,704  
3 May 2009 /  #11
An "outsiders" view,I was touched by having to clear my own table,the stocky armed matronly ladies with severe faces and smells of long simmering cabbage reminded me of my old primary school canteen,only with kasha and borsht :)

This was in a suburb of Warsaw in 05.
dzisiaj - | 1  
4 May 2009 /  #12
There are 2 milk bars in Kraków that I know:

- Górnik - Czysta Str
- Kazimierz - 24 Krakowska Str

In Warsaw:

- Prasowy - Marszałkowska Str
- Złotka Kurka - Marszałkowska Str
- Bambino - Krucza Str
bolek 6 | 330  
4 May 2009 /  #13
Theres one in nowy swiat in Warsaw, cheap meals etc, these are places visited by the poor and needy not by the big shots who correspond on this forum.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
4 May 2009 /  #14
If you want to know what it is like you must watch this :)
This is a "bar mleczny" (milk Bar).
From the very good film "Miś".

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